Festival Hub

Festival Hub

The Hub at Sydney Town Hall is the beating heart of the Festival, a meeting place for film lovers featuring over 25 free events, talks and performances presented over 11 days and nights. Come in from the cold and make yourself comfortable in exclusive designer furniture from Living Edge and Herman Miller. 

Enjoy a drink or a snack from the Festival Bar, see an exhibition, listen to a talk upstairs, visit the TITLE pop-up store, recharge your phone and jump on the free wi-fi!

Open daily 5-15 June
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: noon-midnight
Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-midnight
Final Sunday: noon-6pm

TOWN HALL
483 George Street Sydney
HUB UPSTAIRS: enter from top of Town Hall steps on George St
HUB DOWNSTAIRS: enter from Druitt St 

All events are FREE unless otherwise indicated 
twitter/instagram:  #SFFhub

 

HUB DOWNSTAIRS

EXHIBITION: ROSEBUD

All of us have meaningful objects we carry through our lives, objects that tell a story about who we are and who we aspire to be, objects that mean little to anyone else but signify the world to us. Inspired by the classic film Citizen Kane, Los Angeles-based Australian photographer Hugh Hamilton brings to SFF a series of striking portraits of such objects, along with their owners - a gallery of the brightest talents of the film world, including Steve Martin, Anthony LaPaglia, Bojana Novakovic, Joel Edgerton, Zoe Carides and David Michôd. Presented in association with Head On Photo Festival and Arthead.  

FESTIVAL BAR
Meet up, eat up, drink up and experience the Festival as an insider.

DISCOUNT TICKETS Daily, until 8:30pm
Purchase $10 tickets (with no booking fee!) to selected SFF screenings, only in person at the Hub Ticketing Bar.

FOXTEL MOVIES AUDIENCE REVIEWS PHOTO AND VIDEO BOOTH
Record a 30-second video review of a Festival film for your chance to win a Flexipass 30 to attend SFF 2015, or strike a pose and take home a strip of vintage Hollywood glamour!

TITLE POP-UP STORE
A pop-up store for film lovers, featuring a collection of books, music and movies inspired by this year's program.

PROGRAM GURUS Daily, until 8:30pm
Sit down for a free 10-minute consultation with one of our friendly film buffs, who will guide you through the line-up and recommend films or events that best suit your movie-going profile.

FILM CLUB 6-14 June, 5-6pm
Everyone's a critic! Want to chat about the films you've seen at SFF? Come to this informal and inclusive space hosted by the critics of  Graffiti With Punctuation every afternoon.

GELATO MESSINA CART Thu 5, Fri 6, Sat 7, Sun 8, Fri 13 & Sat 14, 5:30-9:30pm
Scrumptious flavour combos from Australia's favourite gelato makers.

 

Exhibition: Rosebud

Exhibition: Rosebud

Los Angeles-based Australian photographer Hugh Hamilton brings to SFF a series of striking portraits.

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Eames on Eames

Eames on Eames

The short films of design duo Charles and Ray Eames, presented by grandson and Eames Office Director Eames Demetrios.

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Film Trivia: Francis Ford Question Mark

Film Trivia: Francis Ford Question Mark

Join us on this trivia night and win!

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Cinema Burlesque

Cinema Burlesque

The artists from Bobbi's Pole Studio put on a captivating show inspired by cult movies.  

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Freak Me Out Disco: Girl Rock Riot

Freak Me Out Disco: Girl Rock Riot

Join Programmer Richard Kuipers and filmmaker and broadcaster Daz Chandler as they spin some of the best female rock music of all time.

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Talk: Altman on Altman

Talk: Altman on Altman

Attend the Hell is for Hyphenates podcast live for a look through Robert Altman's work with son Michael. 

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Trippy Films

Trippy Films

Australian Film Critics Association chair Richard Haridy presents an illustrated talk on representation of altered states and psychedelia in cinema.

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In Conversation: Desiree Akhavan

In Conversation: Desiree Akhavan

Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan discusses her first feature Appropriate Behavior

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Panel: Women in Film

Panel: Women in Film

This Panel discussion unpacks the issue of improving female representation in cinema. Join us!

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Film Critics Death Match

Film Critics Death Match

From defending the indefensible film to writing reviews within 140 characters, test our panel of film critics with exciting movie review challenges.

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Panel: Can Docos Change the World?

Panel: Can Docos Change the World?

In this panel discussion, we tackle the ability of cinema to really impact worldwide injustices.

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Panel: Cross-Pollination - The Hive Project

Panel: Cross-Pollination - The Hive Project

Dissect the creative minds of the artists that have contributed to the screen inspired Hive Project. 

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The Dom & Giles Talk Show

The Dom & Giles Talk Show

The Chaser's Dom Knight and journalist Giles Hardie are joined by very special guests as they take an irreverent look back at the Festival.

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Panel: Dendy Awards Finalists

Panel: Dendy Awards Finalists

Grill the Dendy Awards finalists on their acclaimed short films, from idea to red-carpet premiere.

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Vladmaster Viewmaster Experience

Vladmaster Viewmaster Experience

Vladmasters are handmade View-Master reels created by artist Vladimir.

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Junkee Do: Friday the 13th

Junkee Do: Friday the 13th

Following the Junkee Death of Horror debate upstairs, do the monster mash in the Hub with VJ Michela Ledwige for a chance to win prizes.

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It's Not Just An Act: Kate Mulvany chats with Josh Lawson

It's Not Just An Act: Kate Mulvany chats with Josh Lawson

The Little Death actor and director Josh Lawson in conversation.

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In Conversation: Alan Hicks

In Conversation: Alan Hicks

OzDox presents an in-depth conversation with US-based Australian musician and documentarian Alan Hicks (Keep on Keepin' On).

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In Conversation: David Zellner

In Conversation: David Zellner

The Australian Directors Guild presents an in-depth conversation with American filmmaker David Zellner (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter).

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In Conversation: Pan Nalin

In Conversation: Pan Nalin

Director and screenwriter Pan Nalin (Faith Connections) shares his thoughts and experiences on his stunning craft and staying true to his vision.

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Junkee Debate: The Death of Horror?

Junkee Debate: The Death of Horror?

Celebrate Friday the 13th with pop culture and comment site Junkee.

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Micro-Talks

Micro-Talks

A series of four entertaining and fascinating 15-minute talks.

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Panel: Action, Romance and Silliness - Great Cinematic Moments

Panel: Action, Romance and Silliness - Great Cinematic Moments

An irreverent panel on the history of film.

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Pod Save Our Screen

Pod Save Our Screen

Be part of this live recording of the popular film-geek podcast  Pod Save Our Screen.

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Herman Miller Collection Lounge by Living Edge

Herman Miller Collection Lounge by Living Edge

Herman Miller and Living Edge bring an exclusive viewing of The Herman Miller Collection.

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